Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

'NO’ TO BEER FEST

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is of the view that Oktoberfest, a German beer festival, should never be permitted at all and we have been consistent in our stand.

We launched a nationwide anti-alcohol campaign in 1988 to tackle the problem from different angles. This tireless effort came in the form of numerous letters and memos to the authorities, coaxing them to take action, especially in the form of effective legislation.

CAP SAM Very Distressed By Flood Tradegy

The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia  are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.

The floods, landslides and the disruption of people's lives are even much worst than what happened on 15th Sept.

Yes - there was non stop rain and very high winds, but the major factor causing this has been the removal of the hill forests, silting of the rivers and overdevelopment in Penang which has replaced the green areas with concrete. This has resulted in the heavy rainfall not being able to be drained because the rivers and drainage system are clogged up by silt that cannot clear the rain water.

STOP EXPORTS TO SUSTAIN THE PRICE OF VEGETABLES AND FISH

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) to take immediate steps to bring down the prices of vegetables, fruits, and fish that have increased up to 300% in the past one week.

It was reported on 15 November 2017 that the rise in prices and shortages of vegetables and fish was due to the prevailing monsoon season over the last few weeks.

ONE MONTH AFTER THE LEMBAH PERMAI LANDSLIDE

The last of the 11 victims was retrieved two days after a landslide buried construction site workers at Lorong Lembah Permai 3 in Tanjong Bungah on 21 October 2017. The majority of the victims were from Bangladesh. Out of that official number of victims, 4 were from Bangladesh, 3 from Myanmar, 2 from Indonesia, and 1 each from Pakistan and Malaysian.

Three other workers — an Indonesian, a Bangladeshi and a Myanmar national – narrowly escaped death and were warded in the Penang Hospital.